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October 4, 2022 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

From the Advisor: 

Over the past weeks, I’ve been reflecting on why this time of year is so stressful, and what, if anything I can do about it. I was recently at an event where the speaker discussed the many masks we wear over the course of our life. Three masks, in particular, seem apt to life on a competitive campus, such as Georgetown: the “I’m Fine,” mask, the “I’m so Busy,” mask, and the “I Don’t Care,” mask. 

It got me thinking about how we all wear these masks from time to time as part of the job search process. In fact, there is an additional mask we wear, which I call the, “I’m the best at this even though I have no idea what I’m doing,” mask. The perfection that is required to keep it on – to not show any cracks, or breaks in character, to have the flawless resume, to have the perfect answer to the case study question, to be able to show from how the moment of  your birth you have been ready for *this job* – is just insane. 

It’s kinda crazy right? If your university experience has taught you anything it’s that our world is a vast and complicated place, and there is no one way to do, or think, or say anything. So why do we have this crazy expectation of perfection in the job hunt? I don’t know! No wonder y’all get stressed out when it’s time to figure out what to do with your life. 

But I will let you in on a secret that helps to keep me sane: no one has it all together. Everyone is figuring it out day by day – even the people sitting across the interview desk, or on the other end of a computer. 

What is important is to take some time to think, and I mean really think, about who you are, and what brings you joy and purpose. And what role work will play in helping you figure that out. And you are in the perfect place to do so – the Jesuits are all about this thing we call discernment. 

For each student here, there are some great resources available to take time to really think deeply about “the big questions” in life. I’d highly recommend the upcoming retreats offered by Campus Ministry. You don’t have to be religious or Catholic to attend these retreats. Sometimes, just having the time away, out in the gorgeous mountains in the fall, and having time to take care of you can be all that’s needed.  

If you can’t get away, no worries – maybe take a chance to have a conversation with a trusted professor, or even one of your chaplains in residence, or us here at Cawley. There are lots of resources here to help start to make sense out of the chaos, and learn how to bring your authentic self into the job interview process.


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Please note that this is a sampling of jobs and internships with approaching application deadlines. Go to Handshake to see the complete list.

Colin Powell Leadership Program Application Opens Today!!

The U.S. Department of State recently announced the Colin Powell Leadership Program to honor his legacy and inspire future Civil Service leaders. Colin Powell understood that diversity “is a source of strength, it is a source of our success,” and exemplified his leadership values—both as a General and as Secretary of State — by putting people first. 

The Colin Powell Leadership Program recruits highly motivated candidates from diverse backgrounds who possess the potential and aspiration to become future Civil Service leaders at the State Department.

This paid program includes a fellowship program for recent college graduates and internships for students who are enrolled at accredited institutions of higher education.  Both paths will lead to full-time employment opportunities at the Department and are focused on developing future leaders through official training, mentoring, and on-the-job experience for long-term success.

The program will be open for applications beginning October 3 via
If you have any questions about the program, please email

Helpful Job Banks and Resources

Georgetown University Center for Research & Fellowships: Seniors! interested in post-graduation Fellowships? Don’t miss any deadlines! See the Center for Research & Fellowships for those that require their nomination and those that don’t).

Nemnet, a national Diversity Recruitment & Consulting Firm, is committed to assisting schools and organizations in the recruitment and retention of diverse teachers, administrators and coaches.  Learn more HERE

Popular Government Contractors
Interested in working in the federal space, but not directly for Uncle Sam? Check out this list of popular federal government contractors, and the agencies with whom they work.  

Looking for a new job in the House of Representatives?

The House is not a single employing entity, but rather it consists of several hundred individual employing offices, which are always hiring, and are looking for your resume! You can submit your resumes below:
Republican offices:
Democrat offices:

U.S. House of Representatives Resume Bank
Looking for an easy way to explore all the internships offered at the House of Representatives? The House Resume Bank provides job seekers with a simple way to submit their resumes for jobs in House offices in Washington, D.C. and across the nation’s congressional districts.  

Nonprofits Help Fund Immigrants’ Legal Fights on Deportation

Associated Press – U.S. News

“As the number of immigrants seeking court permission to avoid deportation grows, foundations in Los Angeles have joined with local governments to direct millions of dollars to pay for lawyers to represent the immigrants, an effort they hope will be copied across the country.”

Read the full article here.

Industry Advisor: 
Note: Beth Schill  is on maternity leave until October 2022. Erin Ferree is serving as interim coach and has 1:1 appointments posted on Handshake.

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